Singer Esports Premier League begins on August 28

Sri Lanka’s largest Esports league where competitors can play from home Sri Lanka’s premier Esports company Gamer.LK has announced the Singer Esports Premier League – a franchise based PUBG Mobile league consisting of 12 teams and a million prize pool. With over 2,000 Esports athletes

expected to compete for a spot in the 12 teams, it is Sri Lanka’s largest Esports league.

The event will be held throughout August, September and October of this year. Nine of the franchises are based on the Sri Lankan provinces – Eastern Gladiators, Kadurata Kings, Northern Rangers, Rajarata

Giants, Sabaragamuwa Knights, Southern Sharks, Uva Bandits, Wayamba Raiders and Western Warriors.

Esports has been growing at a rapid pace in Sri Lanka over the last decade thanks to Gamer.LK’s consistent efforts in organising tournaments and activities.

There are an estimated four million gamers in the country. Esports was recognised by the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka as the 70th national sport in 2019.

The Singer Esports Premier League by Gamer.LK will be held completely remotely, with players joining the tournament from the safety of their homes. Esports is a fully digital activity, making it an appropriate sport

compatible with the country’s current social distancing and safety guidelines. The league is broken down into four phases:Phase 1 – OPEN QUALIFIERS, where any gamer in the country can register ( and compete. Sri Lanka’s best 60 PUBG Mobile players will be selected from the open qualifier and included in the team auction.

Phase 2 – TEAM AUCTION, is where the qualified players are bid on by team managers and recruited. Four players and a substitute player will be recruited for each team. Phase 3 – PLAY-OFFS, where the 12 teams battle it out for a place in the super-weekend and grand finals. Phase 4 – SUPER WEEKEND and GRAND FINALS – the final showdown where the top 9 teams will compete for the Rs. one million prize pool and glory!

“The format we have introduced this year enables any gamer across the island to compete and get recruited into one of the 12 franchised teams. With Rs. one million up for grabs, and the chance to play with Sri Lanka’s top Esports talent, we’ve created a clear pathway for any aspiring Esports athlete to reach the top and be rewarded for it.” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

Singer comes onboard this year as the title sponsor of the Esports Premier League. Sri Lankans have come to know Singer as the go-to location for durable goods for decades. Gamers interested in taking part can visit to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close on 21st August and qualifiers will begin 28th August.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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